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Wannabe Varsity Jacket

Added Apr 7, 2011

by Phamburger

Bay Area, Califo...




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I was inspired to make this from all of the varsity jackets that are trickling into fashion. I didn’t use a pattern; I just traced my old sweatshirt and started from there. It wasn’t really that hard, the collar was pretty tricky, but all in all it was pretty fun. I used snaps for the closure and a light knit for the jacket itself. I wouldn’t wear it for cold weather, since I made it pretty light. (As you can see, I didn’t add a lining, so it looks really messy on the inside.)

Material Notes

Knit, Ribbed Knit




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Aug 16, 2011, 06.23 PMby WhisperingPines

    This looks great! I need to make myself one of these!

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    May 24, 2011, 06.52 AMby Oli Scott

    Okay, thanks, Gosh you should just send me a pattern if you can? Email me! Its sooo cool, I’ve been searching for ages trying to find a varsity jacket pattern!!

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      May 24, 2011, 09.45 PMby Phamburger

      Haha, just like me. Before I made this, I was desperate; searching up the internet for a pattern, but I realized, it’s just like a regular hoodie. Really, just give it a try. The collar & snaps were a pain though. Even if I did send you a pattern, you wouldn’t know what you were doing, as I made a ton of adjustments to it.

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    May 23, 2011, 11.41 PMby Oli Scott

    Can you pllleeeease post a pattern? Please this looks amazing! (: Well done!

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      May 24, 2011, 02.07 AMby Phamburger

      Haha, glad you like it! But sorry, I don’t know how to upload/make patterns and digitalize it. It’s really easy to make it though. Do you have an old sweatshirt? You just need to copy the sleeves onto big paper (like wrapping paper), the body, and the cuffs and bottom. Here’s a link that will help you. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177602.0

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    Apr 8, 2011, 01.24 PMby superflorence

    Looks good.

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      Apr 8, 2011, 10.37 PMby Phamburger

      Haha, from the outside it does, but from the inside out, it looks terrible. Loose threads, uneven stitching… etc.
      But thanks anyways!

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